If you've read my blog before, you know that I love my crockpot. It's so easy to throw things in, push a button and leave it. You come back a few hours later and dinner is ready. Easy-peasy!
I used my crockpot before I was vegan, but I think I use it more now. Soup is one of my favourite things to make, especially on days like today--it was a rainy, dark day and soup would hit the spot. We also had a chiropractor appointment that meant that we'd have to leave as soon as the kids came home from school. By the time we were able to get home, I knew the kids would be hungry and cranky, so I made soup in the crockpot.
I don't usually follow a recipe when I make soup. When I say that I throw things in the crockpot, I'm not kidding. I start with a vegetable broth cube and water. Then I open the fridge and see what vegetables I have available. Today I had some cauliflower and carrots. I also tossed in some frozen mixed vegetables and a can of beans. Now that I think about it, I should have added some potatoes as well. Oh well, there's always next time.
I had planned to make some vegan dumplings, but I was out of non-dairy milk and almost out of margarine, so I didn't get my dumplings tonight. I'll just have to make some soup again soon because I love dumplings. My kids can't stand them, so I don't get them too often as it is.